This afternoon I spent lots of time learning how to use Inkscape, and as a result was able to do some pretty cool work on the original drawing I did yesterday. I’m so happy with how this came out!
On Friday, I made this little man staring at a bug. I should explain that the inspiration for his face actually came from some fuzzies I saw on the ground in my apartment. There was a circle and then just two little dots in the bottom of the circle. Looked like a contemplative man to me.
p.s. I think this means we need to clean. Hehe.
Today was a big day for the Making Made blog—maybe I should even call it historic. What happened today, you ask? My blog got a big makeover, which involved choosing a new theme and making this header.
Now the blog has a cleaner and more designed feel, which I’m hoping will really complement my artwork and photography.
I’m so excited about the new look!
On Tuesday, I made a doodle of a girl, which was actually inspired by three different sketches. This sketch by Berlin-based graphic designer and illustrator Ekaterina Koroleva is what inspired the hair. This sketch by Tom Cardo-Moreno inspired the lined detailing of the lips and sweater, and this last funny sketch by Kris Atomic inspired the facial features.
This past weekend, a big group of friends and I went up to Kettle Moraine in Wisconsin for some camping. On Friday night, I took lots of pictures as we cooked dinner (delicious al pastor tacos!) and sat around the fire talking and singing. It was a hot night and I wasn’t feeling so good (I think because I drank an entire liter of water in under 30 seconds earlier in the evening), but it was still fun to be with my good friends.
That is more than I can say for later in the evening. As we put ourselves to bed in the three-walled shelter, we realized that the mosquitoes were merciless–it felt like one was flying into my ear and making that high-pitched and ever-so-annoying buzzing noise every five seconds. Meeeeeeehhhhzzzzzz. On top of the sweltering heat, it made for a bad situation.
Luckily, some friends were smart enough to bring a tent, so I eventually gave up on sleeping in the shelter and squeezed myself into the tent with them. At that point, I was safe from the bugs, but not from the weather, and only barely managed to get a fitful night’s sleep.
Why does the Midwest have to be so hot?
Anyways, despite the ridiculousness, it was still a good night with lots of laughs. Thanks friends!
We had an All-American themed potluck at work on Friday, so on Thursday night I made a loaf of reuben bread for the first time ever. I’m pleased to say that the bread was a big hit–in fact, one co-worker even said I’m heretofore required to make reuben bread for every potluck. What a compliment!
Thanks, Mom, for the recipe!
- 3 1/4 c flour
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 package yeast
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1/4 c thousand island dressing
- 8 oz. shaved corned beef
- 1/4 lb. swiss cheese
- 8 oz. sauerkraut
- 1 egg white
- Mix 2 1/4 c flour with sugar.
- Add salt, yeast, hot water and butter.
- Add remaining flour to make soft dough.
- Kneed dough four minutes.
- Roll out to 10″ by 14″ on baking sheet.
- Spread dressing down center 1/3 (14 inches). Top with cheese, meat and kraut.
- Cut strips 1″ wide on each side and alternate over meat.
- Brush with egg
- Cover. Let rise 15 minutes over large pan of boiling water.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.